Clolar Chemotherapy Information
As a type of chemotherapy treatment, Clolar® (clofarabine) is approved to treat a type of blood and bone marrow cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It is used when at least two other forms of treatment have been tried without success. The medication is approved for use only in children and young adults age 1 to 21 years old.Clolar comes as an injection that is given slowly into a vein (intravenously, by IV) once a day for five days in a row every two to six weeks. Side effects are common and may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.If your healthcare provider recommends chemotherapy treatment with Clolar, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. You should also talk to your healthcare provider before starting this drug if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
(To learn more about this chemotherapy treatment, click Clolar. This full-length article covers more information, including details on how the drug works, what to expect during treatment, and other important warnings and precautions.)